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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:40:01 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT 
    Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial? 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:43 GMT 
    Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT 
    SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:21:14 GMT 
    A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding' 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:42 GMT 
    A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

Vandals rip off bronze bull's tail 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:46:31 GMT 
    Police are investigating after the tail was ripped off a life-sized bronze statue of a bull in Builth Wells.

Russia's surprise interest rate rise 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:21 GMT 
    Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT 
    In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT 
    Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Absent fans get robot to do cheering 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT 
    A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift' 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT 
    Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT 
    Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT 
    New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:19:11 GMT 
    A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
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